Tackling seasonal influenza in Europe: Success stories from European countriesArchived

Event
13 Oct 2011
Stockholm, Sweden
ECDC

The one-day workshop was the 2nd of a series of workshops in support to the Council Recommendation of December 2009 that encourages EU and EEA Member States to adopt and implement action plans or policies to improve seasonal influenza vaccination coverage.

The one-day workshop was the 2nd of a series of workshops in support to the Council Recommendation of December 2009 that encourages EU and EEA Member States to adopt and implement action plans or policies to improve seasonal influenza vaccination coverage. The event was devoted to identifying success factors leading to high seasonal influenza vaccination and aimed to support communication activities in EU and EEA countries. It brought together experts on communication and public health from all over Europe who are in charge of health communications in the area of influenza mitigation, to exchange experiences and identify the strategies which can positively influence influenza vaccination uptake. The major focus was on healthcare workers and risk groups.

The workshop was integrated by a training course on the behavioural change methods developed by Susan Michie, Professor of Health Psychology at the University College London.

 

Agenda

  • Data on vaccination coverage in Europe, 
  • Health Communication Activities at ECDC,
  • The Behaviour Change Wheel: a system for designing effective interventions,
  • The Behaviour Change Wheel: application to vaccination uptake,